Friday, March 10, 2017

8th Place: Igor Yaroshevsky ($106,520)

It took nearly three hours from the time Stephen Graner was eliminated in 9th place to the time we lost our 8th place finisher. Countless all ins and calls happened, and the short stack always seemed to survive. Finally, it could happen no longer. After losing a big pot with ace king against his opponent's pocket queens, Igor lost his final few chips to become our 8th place finisher. He will collect $106,520 for his efforts. Meanwhile, the remaining 7 players are redrawing for seats at the unofficial final table.